Franklin Co. correctional officers facing federal drug charges - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Franklin Co. correctional officers facing federal drug charges

Franklin Co. correction officer facing federal charges Kevin Still Franklin Co. correction officer facing federal charges Kevin Still
Franklin Co. correction officer facing federal charges Sonya Symons Franklin Co. correction officer facing federal charges Sonya Symons

SPOKANE, Wash. - Two Franklin County correctional officers are behind bars in the Spokane County Jail on federal charges of criminal conspiracy to distribute narcotics.   Their arrest comes after a three month long investigation by the Tri-Cities Drug Task Force and the D.E.A.

Court documents reveal that Kevin Still, a Franklin County corrections officer of 21 years and his live-in girlfriend Sonya Symons an officer for over 6 years are accused of attempting to purchase a large quantity of marijuana with the intent to distribute.

It's a plan, that documents reveal was very long and thought out, and involved Symons brother Troy Green of Spokane.

The records show both Still and Symons did not have the money to place the order of marijuana themselves, but wanted to broker a deal for Symons brother, who would front them a portion of the order.

According to the documents, the plan was, Green would buy marijuana for 3-thousand dollars per pound and still would receive a 500-dollar per pound brokerage fee, which he would re-invest in marijuana and sell himself for a profit.

Through undercover D.E.A agents and the use of surveillance, a case was developed against both Still, Symons and Green. The investigation led them to north Spokane, where Green and Still were arrested after attempting to buy marijuana. Symons was later arrested in Pasco.

In their court appearance today, a judge ordered them back into custody of the U.S. Marshall's at the Spokane county jail until their bail hearing next Wednesday. The three could face up to 5 years in jail and no more than 250-thousand dollars in fines.

Kaitlyn Buldoc
KHQ Reporter

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • New York State illegally moving convicted sex offenders from prisons into group homes with the developmentally disabled

    New York State illegally moving convicted sex offenders from prisons into group homes with the developmentally disabled

    Thursday, September 20 2018 9:14 AM EDT2018-09-20 13:14:31 GMT
    Three State agencies are involved in placing convicted sex offenders in group homes or hiding this information from the families and the general public>>
    Three State agencies are involved in placing convicted sex offenders in group homes or hiding this information from the families and the general public>>
  • Opponents and activists for I-1639 sound off

    Opponents and activists for I-1639 sound off

    Saturday, September 22 2018 9:16 PM EDT2018-09-23 01:16:50 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Initiative-1639 has been the root of controversy ever since supporters began asking for signatures. It became even more complicated when the Washington Supreme Court overturned a Thurston County judges decision after the judge initially threw out over 300,000 signatures saying the petition didn't follow election law claiming it was unreadable. 

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Initiative-1639 has been the root of controversy ever since supporters began asking for signatures. It became even more complicated when the Washington Supreme Court overturned a Thurston County judges decision after the judge initially threw out over 300,000 signatures saying the petition didn't follow election law claiming it was unreadable. 

    >>
  • Hayden students go viral for patriotic flag photo

    Hayden students go viral for patriotic flag photo

    Thursday, September 20 2018 8:04 PM EDT2018-09-21 00:04:30 GMT

    HAYDEN, Idaho - Old Glory flies triumphantly above Hayden Meadows Elementary. But, every day at the end of school, three keepers of the flag make sure she’s in safe hands. Fifth graders Naylan Tuttle, Jack LeBreck, and Casey Dolan go through the steps necessary to make sure the U.S. flag is properly folded and stored without it ever touching the ground.

    >>

    HAYDEN, Idaho - Old Glory flies triumphantly above Hayden Meadows Elementary. But, every day at the end of school, three keepers of the flag make sure she’s in safe hands. Fifth graders Naylan Tuttle, Jack LeBreck, and Casey Dolan go through the steps necessary to make sure the U.S. flag is properly folded and stored without it ever touching the ground.

    >>
HD DOPPLER 6i
/